Public consultation process
Please scrutinise all the proposed amendments and replies before commenting or voting. Short comments are most often read and must not exceed 100 words.You can propose an Amendment at the bottom of this page - please read the guidelines .
Note that the original wording appears again first below and sustains the same comment & voting regime as all other amendment proposals.
Section 15.4. Prohibition of Death Penalty. The Constitution prohibits Parliament from enacting any law allowing for the imposition of the death penalty even during a time of war or armed rebellion.
Prohibition of the death penalty also appears in section 2.5; the two provisions should be coordinated, placed together and should not repeat or overlap.
Caledonian - Yes – there is a drafting overlap here, but remember the Model exists as a “prompt” and is not prescriptive. We hope you will propose a new Section 2.5, with an accompanying Comment that if adopted then Section 15.4 also dealing with the death penalty be deleted. You may wish to deal with this differently – that is the nature of the consultation – your choice and a transparent vote.
The problem is that you set out a particular format and invite comments and/or proposed amendments for each section. There is no clear way of proposing structural changes.
Caledonian – For this platform to function as a Consultation with voting & ranking a formal structure had to be created. The final Guideline provides for additional Sections to be considered and also deletions – but the latter becomes progressively more difficult once voted upon.